2007 Regular Session
By: Representative Rotenberry, Baker (74th), Malone, Moore, Reeves, Rogers (61st), Smith (59th), Weathersby
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE PUCKETT HIGH SCHOOL WOLVES FOOTBALL TEAM UPON WINNING THE CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND HAVING AN UNDEFEATED RECORD FOR THE 2006 SEASON.
WHEREAS, the Puckett High School Wolves Football Team have clinched yet another golden football to display in the trophy case after defeating East Webster by a score of 38-20, and thus laying claim to the 2006 Class 1A State Championship; and
WHEREAS, before an estimated crowd of 5,500 cheering fans, the Wolves made a triumphant return to the championship ranks for the first time in four years after having won their first Class 1A State Championship title in 2002; and
WHEREAS, ably coached by Head Coach Jaris Patrick and assisted by Lance Dodson, Ben Dew and Jason Moore, who have broadened the Wolves' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution, the team took the field in its championship game for its first daytime game this season; and
WHEREAS, the combined efforts of Puckett Backs Jonathan Cameron and Matt Willis accounted for four touchdowns, and the Wolves' defense forced six East Webster turnovers, sealing the team's bid for the state title; and
WHEREAS, Puckett completed its championship run perfectly, finishing the 2006 campaign with an unblemished record of 14-0, scored 581 points in the championship season and allowed only 105; and
WHEREAS, after claiming a state championship in his third season as head coach, Jaris Patrick has set his expectations on the Wolves' winning the 2007 title as well, in spite of losing eight seniors from the team; and
WHEREAS, many special and individual awards have been bestowed upon various individuals in recognition of their fine, dedicated and superior play and coaching this season, including: Head Coach Jaris Patrick, who was named Class 1A "Coach of the Year"; Wesley Purvis, who was named Class 1A First Team Linebacker; Jonathan Cameron, who was also named Class 1A First Team Linebacker; Matthew Willis, who was named Class 1A Second Team Running Back; Pat Cook, Second Team Guard; Nathan Sullivan, Second Team Center; Dewayne Floyd, Second Team Tackle; and Wilbert Lee, Second Team Study Safety; and
WHEREAS, the Puckett Wolves have developed a winning and cooperative spirit and a high degree of sportsmanship, and their activities and attitudes reflect great credit upon the individual players and their coaches and bring honor to Puckett High School; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend the achievements of such outstanding Mississippians as these student athletes who have brought honor to their school, their community and to the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate the Puckett High School Wolves Football Team and Head Coach Jaris Patrick for winning the Class 1A State Championship, for their undefeated 2006 season, and extend best wishes for continued success in all of their future athletic and academic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Puckett High School, Head Coach Jaris Patrick and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.